RPCI Cancer Talk

Researchers at Roswell Park are Utilizing Camptothecin, an Antitumor Agent Found in Chinese Tree Bark.
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 3:43pm
Cancer Research & News

Green fields and forests might feel like the furthest thing from the sterile, bright, high-tech rooms where modern medical research is performed, so it’s easy to forget that it was outside, in those green spaces, where medicine got its start.

In the United States, at least 118 of the top 150 prescription drugs are based on natural sources. Humans have been using plants and herbs to treat ailments for thousands of years.

In June, more than 50 local teen cancer survivors, patients and their guests enjoyed a night of dancing and fun at the fourth annual prom hosted by Carly’s Club, a social support program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 4:20pm
Patient Stories

In June, More than 50 local teen cancer survivors, patients and their guests enjoyed a night of dancing and fun at the fourth annual prom hosted by Carly’s Club, a social support program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. This year, the event celebrated with a New York City theme, which transported guests to the Big Apple. 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 3:39pm
Cancer Research & News

Historically, Japanese women were much less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than American women. However, as Western lifestyles become a part of everyday life in Japan, breast cancer rates are on the rise. Dr. Kazuki Takabe, Clinical Chief of Breast Surgery at Roswell Park Cancer Institute explains why a strong relationship between American and Japanese oncologists is mutually beneficial to both Japanese and Asian-American Women.

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 3:53pm
Patient Stories

Three days after Emily’s 19th birthday, she received the devastating news that she had stage 3 malignant melanoma, one of the most serious forms of skin cancer. She was given less than a 59 percent chance of surviving the next five years. In a state of shock, she felt her only options were fight or flight – to face her diagnosis head-on or to live in fear – and she chose to fight.

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:42am
Cancer Support

You may find it tough to discuss some aspects of cancer, both physical and emotional, with someone who has not been through the same struggles. Cancer coaches provide a unique level of empathy and understanding by sharing their own experiences as cancer survivors. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 11:48am
Cancer Research & News

Because BRCA mutations are strongly linked to breast and ovarian cancer, they have been studied more widely in women than in men — and women are more likely than men to be referred by their doctors for genetic testing. But BRCA mutations are associated with many types of cancer, and men are also at risk.

A new agent, gallium-68 dotatate (Netspot®), recently FDA-approved and available at Roswell Park, can be used as a PET tracer instead of the glucose to identify carcinoid tumors significantly better than any currently available ima
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:02am
Prevention & Screening

A new agent, gallium-68 dotatate (Netspot®), recently FDA-approved and available at Roswell Park, can be used as a PET tracer instead of the glucose to identify carcinoid tumorseven very small lesionssignificantly better than any currently available imaging.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 11:43am
Patient Stories

I hope my story can help someone else, especially other young moms. So many people are depending on you, and it can feel so overwhelming. You’re tired and emotional, but you have to be strong in front of your kids. You don’t want them to worry, and that alone makes it doubly exhausting. 

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 5:07pm
Patient Stories

Last winter, I had a sudden-onset headache. My primary care physician sent me to a specialist, who ordered multiple scans, and the next thing I knew, I was being told I had a meningioma, a benign brain tumor.